I find it to be funny when students come in and see one of the instructors play through a piece they've been working on as though it was an afterthought. Their eyes get big and often they'll make some type of facial expression that looks like a cross between fear and awe. What they often don't know is that the instructor didn't just pick up the guitar, bass, drum sticks, etc. and start playing the song. Usually we work a bit on pieces that we know our students want to play. Also, we were literally trained to do this and have years of experience over the student. It is important to keep this in mind when learning an instrument too, because we often feel frustrated about not getting it perfect the first read-through! Give yourself a bit more of a break; diligent practice will prove your ability to perform it as you wish, it just takes time. Most importantly, play through your first reads SLOWLY. I cannot stress this enough. It helps with rhythms, tonal precision, and instrument-specific technique (strumming patterns for guitar and the like). After a few times through correct, then you may begin increasing the tempo! There you will find how easy it can be to play complicated works if you take the time to first do them slowly! It may seem difficult to do, so why not let us help you! We offer private music lessons for piano, guitar, drums, bass, voice, songwriting, and audio production!